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B.C.’s du Toit & Rowe Make Year’s Biggest Overall Gain In WAGR

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:52 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:42

Jared du ToitPLEASE NOTE: This is the final Weekly Top 10 for 2016. The next Weekly Top 10 will be published January 11, 2017.

Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit was the number one ranked Canadian Amateur Male golfer for all but five weeks of 2016 and moved up an incredible 973 places in the Wordl Amateur Golf Rankings to finish the year ranked at No. 29 in the world.

Making the biggest leap up the WAGR was Victoria's Lawren Rowe as his play for the the University of Victoria Vikes vaulted him 1,207 places to become Canada's number 4 ranked amateur. 

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Victoria, B.C.’s Bear Mountain To Once Again Host The Champions Tour As 2017 Schedule Announced

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:03 Tuesday, 06 December 2016 20:46

Colin MontgomeriePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Golf Canada) — The Champions Tour announced its 2017 tournament schedule, featuring 26 official tournaments and two “Challenge Season” events.

The 23-event regular season will again highlight the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, which will be used to determine the season-long Charles Schwab Cup champion. The Tour will contest events in four countries and 18 states, with total prize money of $55.7 million (U.S).

Canada will once again have two Champions Tour stops. The Shaw Charity Classic will be played September 1-3 at Canyon Meadows G & Country Club in Calgary.

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be contested at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. from September 15-17, 2017.

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B.C.’s Sloan And Hadwin Move Up In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 20:04 Wednesday, 09 November 2016 19:51

Roger SloanIn the Weekly Top 10 rankings put out by Golf Canada, several players from B.C. moved up and occupy positions in the country’s top 10 in both amateur and professional categories.

This week Merritt’s Roger Sloan moved up to number 8 in the Men’s Pro Ranking in Canada as he climbed 8 places in the WAGR. He was joined by Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin in making positive gains along with recently announced PNGA Player of the Year winners, Jared du Toit and Naomi Ko.

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B.C.’s Lawren Rowe Made The Biggest Gain In The Weekly Top 10 Golf Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2016 05:00 Wednesday, 02 November 2016 20:19

Lawren RoweMEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10

Lawren Rowe made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 40 places in the world rankings after posting a wire-to-wire victory at the CSUSM Fall Classic. Rowe opened with a 67 for the low round of the day and followed it up with back-to-back rounds of par to win by eight strokes. It was his second collegiate victory of the season and the third team title for the Vikes. The No. 4 ranked amateur in Canada has also recorded Top-10 results in his other two events this fall.

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13 Canadians To Battle For Status In Stage II Of Web.com Tour Qualifying School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:06 Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:56

Riley Fleming13 Canadians will be among approximately 375 athletes competing for 2017 playing status at the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School, hosted at five different sites across the United States from November 1–11.

Each qualifying site will host 72-hole stroke-play events with 78-player fields and no cuts. The number of players advancing from each site will be determined on a pro-rated basis (announced during play).

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